Monday, April 15, 2024

UPDATE: Press Conference on La Soufriere Volcano


Share post:

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, Minister of Home Affairs Wilfred Abrahams, Director of The UWI Seismic Research Centre, Dr Erouscilla Joseph; and a representative of DEM will hosted a Press Conference today, Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. (PR)

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley

  • Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley expressed gratitude to the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre.
  • Bajans have been asked not to panic.
  • The effects of the La Soufriere Volcano in St Vincent will be handled with common sense.
  • This is a first for us as a nation dealing with the scale of ashfall.
  • As bad as it is it can be worse.
  • We are living in uncertain times.


Dr Erouscilla Joseph

  • This eruption while similar to 1979 eruption, is different because of jetting and height of ash columns not seen in 1902 or 1979 eruptions
  • That is why we are getting so much ash.

Keithroy Halliday

  • Barbaos’ water quality is sound.
  • The Barbados Water Authority network is not vulnerable to the ashfall.
  • We are in a drought.
  • Minimise use of water.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

Fogging Schedule: April 15 to 19

A number of communities in St Michael and Christ Church will be fogged by the Ministry of Health...

Former Surinamese president Bouterse ineligible to enter United States

The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on former Surinamese President Desiré Delano Bouterse and six former Surinamese...

Gunners failed to fire against Villa

Aston Villa produced an outstanding performance to stun Arsenal at Emirates Stadium and leave Manchester City in pole...

Liverpool’s title hopes hit by loss to Palace

Andy Robertson insisted Liverpool will "keep fighting" despite their Premier League title hopes suffering a huge blow as...